REVIEW – After months of reviewing several earbuds in my quest to find the best wireless earbuds for me, I took a break. I did so primarily because I was satisfied with two of the models that I tested and I have been using them randomly each day when I travel back and forth to work. While I am not resuming the quest, I am taking the opportunity to test and review the Padmate PaMu Slide Mini earbuds
What is it?
The Padmate PaMu Slide Mini earbuds are a pair of lightweight earbuds that are designed for listening to music and conducting phone calls. They also work with Apple’s Siri and should be compatible with most Bluetooth equipped mobile devices.
1 x Dual-Function Portable Charger
1 x USB-C Charging Cable
6 x Ear Tips
1 x Carry bag
1 x User Manual
Design and features
These earbuds come in a relatively small charging case and they are quite small with the name branded on each one. When the earbuds are in the case and being charged, the LED on the earbud lights red.
There are 4 LEDs on one side of the case that show the charge level of the battery in the case. Each LED represents 25 percent of the charge.
On the opposite side of the case, there is the USB-C charging port. The case also supports QI wireless charging.
The diagrams below show the operating functions of the touch surface on each earbud.
As with all new earbuds, the first thing I did was to fully charge them via the USB-C port on the case. Since the case supports wireless charging, that is an option as well. When you open the case and remove the earbuds, they automatically enter pairing mode. The pairing was easy and quick and they were ready for listening to music and of course conducting phone calls. The earbuds fit well and are very comfortable to wear.
I listened as I usually do to several genres including Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening, The Classics, Gospel, etc., and I enjoyed the sound across all of the genres. It is very important to choose the correct size ear tips when using these earbuds. Once that is done, the sound is quite good and well balanced for the lows, mids, and highs. These earbuds seem to have a volume limiter that not only protects your eardrums but also ensures that there is no real discernible distortion in any frequency range.
Since my major issue with most earbuds has always been the call quality, I tested them extensively on phone call functions and was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked for both parties on the call.
What I like
- The lightweight but compact design
- The wireless charging case
- The rock-solid Bluetooth connection
- The nicely balanced sound
What can be improved
- They work well (No complaints)
The Padmate PaMu Slide Mini Earbuds are good for daily use and have a nice sound. They are well designed and reasonably priced, and they stay in my ears quite well even with rigorous movements. They seem to have a volume limiter that makes them nice to listen to even at the highest volume of my iPhone. They pair easily and are very comfortable to wear for long listening sessions. The wireless charging case is a really nice feature. In my opinion, they are worth the purchase price and I give them two thumbs up!!